In a statement posted on the SPA website, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development said that workers would be suspended from the main offices of private sector firms for 15 days.
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In offices and workplace accommodations that have more than 50 people, a ‘sorting point’ will be required at the entrance to check temperatures and see if any symptoms of Covid-19 are present.
Additionally, companies must ensure that there is enough space – as dictated by Ministry of Health guidelines – between workers in offices and workers’ housing. Office health clubs and nurseries are also to remain closed.
Workers who are over 55 or pregnant, suffer from respiratory or immunodeficiency diseases must be granted a 14 day compulsory leave.
There are currently 171 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Saudi Arabia.
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